Blaise Pascal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Blaise Pascal quotes, Blaise Pascal sayings, and Blaise Pascal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Little things console us because little things afflict us. Blaise Pascal
Not to be mad is another form of madness Blaise Pascal
We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it. Blaise Pascal
The pagans do not know God, and love only the earth. The Jews know the true God, and love only the earth. The Christians know the true God, and do not love the earth. Blaise Pascal
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. Blaise Pascal
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright. Blaise Pascal
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately. Blaise Pascal
There is nothing more real than this, nothing more terrible. Be we as heroic as we like, that is the end which awaits the noblest life in the world. Let us reflect on this and then say whether it is not beyond doubt that there is no good in this life Blaise Pascal
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. Blaise Pascal
There are vices which have no hold upon us, but in connection with others; and which, when you cut down the trunk, fall like the branches. Blaise Pascal
Put the world's greatest philosopher on a plank that is wider than need be; if there is a precipe below, although his reason may convince him that he is safe, his imagination will prevail. Blaise Pascal
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal
To find recreation in amusement is not happiness. Blaise Pascal
Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it. Blaise Pascal
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal
He who does not know his way to the sea should take a river for his guide. Blaise Pascal
We never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so. Blaise Pascal
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms. Blaise Pascal
We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others. Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know...All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling. Blaise Pascal
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair. Blaise Pascal
To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher. Blaise Pascal
You always admire what you really don't understand. Blaise Pascal
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. Blaise Pascal
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal
We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others. Blaise Pascal
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not. Blaise Pascal
I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short. Blaise Pascal
We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end. Blaise Pascal